Chickens and Thermometers

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Jan 17, 2014
Central Iowa
When doing chickens, is it best to put my thermometer probe (Maverick 73) into the thigh or the breast? Sounds like the thighs take a little longer to cook. I plan to (spatchcock) both birds if that matters.

Thanks for the help. I've just seen a few posts where the breast turned out great but the thigh was a little undercooked. That happens a lot on my normal grill so I was curious as to how you guys were doing it.

Thighs 180º and Breast 160º or so.  Some people chill the breast a bit with a bag of ice. This will have them come out more around the same time when done. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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